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Employee Benefits

Statutory Benefits Social Security and Medicare – As discussed under our resource about Employment Taxes, all employees are required to participate in Social Security under the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. Contributions will be withheld from the employee’s pay checks for the employee’s share and the church must match the withholdings for the employer’s share. These […]

Employment Taxes

While the local church is “tax-exempt,” employees are certainly subject to multiple taxes with the federal, state, and local governments. As an employer, you must withhold taxes and forward them to the appropriate authorities, as they require. Social Security and Medicare (FICA) – All employees are required to participate in the provisions of the Social […]

End of Year Reporting – 1099s or W2s – and Beginning of Year Employee Notifications

End of Year Reporting – 1099s or W2s?             The W-2 and the 1099 are known as information return tax documents that churches must file with various taxing authorities after year-end. Copies of these documents must also be given to employees or independent subcontractors by January 31 of the New Year. A W-2 is the […]

Justice Leaders Engaging and Developing Program (Justice LED)

The Justice Leaders Engaging and Developing program (Justice LED) program was created in 2008 by UCC Justice and Witness staff members. In their travels, they encountered numerous requests for a resource that could help congregations more intentionally reflect on the justice dimensions of Christian discipleship and pursue justice through their ministries and in their lives. […]